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Published 14 November 2019
DAC Beachcroft is proud to have acted for Royal Mail in its successful High Court injunction application, which prevents the Communications Workers Union (CWU) from calling strike action without reballoting its members.
The court found that the CWU had improperly interfered with the conduct of a national strike ballot, held from 24 September to 15 October. It is the second success DAC Beachcroft has had in stopping strike action over Royal Mail’s business-critical Christmas period.
Commenting on the case, DAC Beachcroft partner Nick Chronias said, “We are delighted to have acted for Royal Mail in securing this injunction. With so many of us due to cast postal votes in the General Election and Royal Mail about to enter its busiest time of the year this was a vitally important win for our client – and its customers.
"Safeguarding postal voting in the General Election was and is Royal Mail’s number one priority here. I am proud of the fantastic DAC Beachcroft team which worked tirelessly with Royal Mail’s in-house legal team to prepare this case in a very short time."
DAC Beachcroft’s Tier 1-ranked Employment and Pensions group is one of the largest specialist employment teams in the country, with over 60 specialist employment and pensions lawyers nationally.
In this case, the DAC Beachcroft team was led by Nick Chronias and included Louise Bloomfield, Sam Proffitt, Becky Hodgkins, Jonny Shuster, Benson Egwuonwu, Julia Layton and Shrien Naaz.